Pulwama Gunfight: Police Version

Srinagar : Police on Saturday issued a following statement about the Pulwama gunfight saying that a joint team of forces wee hours today launched a  cordon and search operation in Tikken area of District Pulwama based on credible inputs about the presence of militants in the area.

The spokesman said that as the search operation was going on, hiding militants fired on the search party. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter.

In the ensuing encounter, two militants were killed and the bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. Their identities are being ascertained.

Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. Police have registered a case and initiated an investigation in the instant matter.

The spokesman added that citizens are once again requested not to venture inside the encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosives materials if any.

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